Matt Butcher is the Principal Consultant for Aleph-Null, Inc., a systems integrator located in Chicago, USA. Specializing in open-source software, Matt has worked on a wide variety of projects, including embedding Linux in set-top boxes and developing advanced search engines based on artificial intelligence and medical informatics technologies. Matt is involved in several open-source communities, including OpenCms and Gentoo Linux. In addition to his software development, Matt has worked as a freelance journalist covering areas of interest to the open-source community. Currently, Matt is working on his Ph.D. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and two daughters.